Alien Worlds is a metaverse a-like Web3 game with Gamefi/DeFi components, where you travel far and wide across space in search of planets. Why planets? So you can mine the lands to earn rewards by performing various kinds of missions. Alien Worlds is being developed by a German Studio – Dacoco. And when it comes to blockchains, this game is on the WAX, ETH and BSC blockchain simultaneously. The core mechanic of the game is mining, it allows players to earn valuable resources including the in-game token Trilium ($TLM).
Alien World Components
Planets — The Big 6
There are currently 6 planets in the game – Eyeke, Naron, Magor, Neri, Kavian and Veles. Each planet has their own approach when it comes to resources. The Planets are where all the action happens as you can mine, play games or vote for the Planets’ Custodians.
Players can only become an active member of the voters by having staked TLM for that specific Planet. Players can also stake their Trilium for however many Planets they please.
A daily budget of Trilium is decided by those in charge for the use of the players and the people in charge are elected by all of the members in the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).
All the Planets in Alien Worlds are DAOs with the exception of Planet B.
Planet B cannot be mined on because it does not have any land. Although, a staggering 2.4 million TLM per month is set aside for its Missions to be spread out across the player-base.
When a user stakes their TLM tokens into a certain Planet’s, they receive a token for that Planet. So, each Planet group’s token is saving a certain amount of tokens. These tokens for each Planet group can be changed back to Trilium whenever needed, and it’s always the same amount. This token from the Planet group makes the user part of that group and lets them be part of decisions for that Planets governance.
Satellites within the Alien Worlds metaverse are akin to self-created realms orbiting planets. These satellites serve as customized spaces where users can establish their own DAOs. The working of the satellites is controlled by the tokens that are created when the DAO is formed.
Satellites offer an adaptable environment, accommodating a number of players. Players can engage in friendly competition with fellow satellites and also earn rewards in the form of TLM tokens, they can even develop their own games, NFTs and much more.
For active involvement in satellite games you have to stake your TLM tokens.
The creator of the Satellite is responsible for defining essential DAO limitations. This includes details like the total token supply and its distribution, the specifications for governance, the approval thresholds for voting, the number of Custodians, and also the frequency of elections.
Another thing to note is that these satellite groups hold the capability to host their own gaming experiences, broadening the spectrum of opportunities within the Alien Worlds universe.
Each Satellite can orbit one of the 6 current Planets. For being able to play games, satellites need the token of the specific planet’s orbit they are in.
It is the duty of the creator of the satellite to stake his TLM for that planet so the community can partake in games.
The planet gets to keep 20% or more from the TLM that has been won for letting a Satellite use its orbit and its tokens. This is called “commission”.
Land is an NFT that is present on all the planets EXCEPT Planet B. There is a limited amount of land per planet and if you have land on a specific planet then you can also set a % of mining commission from whoever uses your land for mining purposes.
When it comes to free land, the founders have a set commission of 20%. This later will be accumulated for users who open Land packs.
Land — Upgrading & Rating
Landowners will have the ability to pay TLM for upgrading certain aspects of their land. The land rating is one of the aspects that can be upgraded. A land with higher rating can produce higher amounts of TLM and vice versa.
Land NFTs lose power over time compared to others but can be improved with TLM. Owners can buy 15 “slots” to increase their Land’s strength, each with five daily increments usable by them or other players. Minimum boost limit is set by the owner of the land.
Avatars do not have any in-game benefit rather they are just for show.
Tools are a very crucial NFT as they come in handy when mining. It is possible to use 3 tools at one time.
Each tool has unique traits like the time used between mining, chances of getting NFTs, proof of work effects, and how much tokens they gather. These tools affect mining on different lands and rarer ones are more useful.
Weapons, represented as NFTs, serve as integral components of the main combat part of the game and can seamlessly blend into other combat-focused games developed by different communities within the Alien Worlds metaverse.
These weapons are characterized by both offensive and defensive ratings, with rarer and more distinguished variations potentially boasting heightened effectiveness, enhancing their overall prowess.
Minions are chosen combat companions for explorers in the fighting game and can extend to other combat-oriented games throughout the Alien Worlds metaverse. These Minions also possess distinct qualities, including an offensive and defensive rating, as well as a move customizer impacting their contest entry timing or required power.
Artifacts have a range of effects on gameplay, influencing experiences and NFT levels. Artifacts are forthcoming additions and they could potentially alter gameplay dynamics and enhance the overall experience within the Alien Worlds ecosystem.
NFT — Rarity & Shininess
The Rarity levels are the following:
Each NFT also comes with a quality attribute representing its level of shininess that is the following:
Shiny cards generally possess greater power compared to less shiny ones. Initially, all NFTs start as Stone and can be upgraded.
To upgrade, multiple NFTs and in-game tokens are required. The amount of tokens required, combined with the NFTs, aims to maintain a balance in TLM within the metaverse. The shininess system serves as one way to manage the supply of Trilium.
Trilium — In-game Currency
Trilium, or TLM, serves as the official token for Alien Worlds. It’s earned through mining, staking NFTs, and by payments to landowners.The highest supply is maxed out at 5 billion tokens.
Trilium operates on WAX, ETH, and BSC blockchains concurrently. A bridge has been created by the federation( Alien Worlds Team) enabling token movement between the blockchains.
When TLM is sent across chains, the corresponding tokens are locked on the sender’s chain and unlocked on the recipient’s chain.
Enhancing NFT shine, merging NFTs and upgrading NFTs to Gold, Stardust, or Antimatter quality, TLM is used. Additionally it can also be staked on the WAX blockchain, enabling holders to engage in planetary voting.
Different Game Modes
The mining game enables the players to mine for TLM and NFTs on Planet Land. TLM is rewarded every time mining has been performed. Occasionally, NFTs are also awarded. The payout’s TLM and NFT amounts depend on several factors:
- The amount of TLM in the planet and how much is allocated.;
- A formula considering the Land type and Tools used;
- A part of the earnings go to the Landowner, and the remaining is retained by the miner. It is also worth mentioning that all NFTs are retained by the miner.
A fighting game style will be introduced to play for TLM at stake.
A missions game has also been introduced, where players can dispatch spacecraft on missions of various durations and earn TLM and NFT rewards. The TLM reward for a mission is proportional to the number of other spacecraft undertaking the same mission. You can avoid popular missions to find relatively less crowded ones as well. For each mission, one NFT is granted per spacecraft, up to 5 NFTs per account max. Participating in a mission requires a TLM fee, which is refunded when the mission concludes. The mission can last from 1 week to 3 months.
A skill based matchmaking system will be introduced where players will match up against other players relative to their level. Tournaments may also be introduced.
How To Get Started?
You will have to create a WAX.io wallet before commencing your journey in Alien Worlds. WAX.io stands out as a renowned platform for NFTs, exclusively dedicated to the world of gaming. Creating this wallet is a straightforward process.
Additionally, players have the convenient option of linking their wallet to their Twitter, Facebook, or Google accounts for a seamless start. For individuals without an existing WAX account, they can easily register for one by following this link (registration is free). Once the WAX account is verified, users should proceed to the Alien Worlds website.
This article has been written by The Web3 Game writer Khawaja Affan.